March Webinar: Are Cattle Really Wrecking the Planet?

February 28, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m. about the role of livestock in sustainable agriculture.


This webinar will focus on ruminant nutrition and feeding practices, and how ruminant production can be linked with crop diversity, soil health, climate and sustainable agriculture. Dr. Mark Rasmussen, Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of production practices and current economics.


“The role of livestock in sustainable agriculture is misunderstood,” said Rasmussen, whose expertise extends to many areas of agriculture, agricultural microbiology, animal health and nutrition. He hopes that webinar viewers will gain a better understanding of the many benefits of forage-based agriculture.


To watch, go to www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars and click the link to join the webinar shortly before 12:00 p.m. on March 20 to download the Zoom software and log in option. The webinar will be recorded and archived on the ILF website for watching at any time at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.


Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.


Contact:


Hilary Pierce                                       Jacqueline Comito


Extension Outreach Specialist            ILF Program Director


hepierce@iastate.edu                         jcomito@iastate.edu


515-294-8912                                      515-296-0081


 


 


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